The NYC Landmarks50 Alliance is comprised of individuals and organizations committed to informing and educating the public about historic preservation in New York City. On April 19, 1965, Mayor Robert Wagner signed New York City’s Landmarks Law, and the new era of historic preservation began.

The NYC Landmarks50 Alliance has been formed to create an appropriate commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the New York City's Landmarks Law in 2015, and to ensure that the preservation community, as well as the wider New York City public, reflect upon and embrace the significance of the role of historic preservation in shaping the City. The goal of this project is to broaden the appreciation of, and commitment to New York City's admired architecture, and to develop a new audience and a new generation of future preservationists, who will take responsibility for protecting the continuity of the New York Cityscape.

The NYC Landmarks50 Alliance believes, as one activist said, that “preservation provides a reassuring chain of continuity between past and present.” While preservationists comprehend the importance and the value of the law, the goal of the Alliance is to utilize the 50th Anniversary commemoration to stimulate the understanding of the wider public as to how the Landmarks Law helps to preserve and enhance the quality of life for New Yorkers, and visitors alike; and to further the recognition of the general public that the preservation movement is, at its heart, a grassroots cause whose proponents represent the vast diversity that is New York City.

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NYC Landmarks50 Alliance

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel
Chair, NYC Landmarks50;
Chair, Historic Landmarks Preservation Center
Frank Addeo
former Director, Community Affairs, NYC DOT
Steven Aresty
Chair, Symphony Space
Alan L. Bain
Chairman, American Scottish Foundation
Jessica Baldwin
President, Victorian Society of New York
Simeon Bankoff
Executive Director, Historic Districts Council
Carrie Rebora Barratt
CEO & President, New York Botanical Garden
Kent Barwick
former NYC LPC Chair;
President Emeritus MAS
Antonin Baudry
Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy
Caroline Baumann
Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Tony Bechara
Chairman of the Board, El Museo del Barrio
Concetta Anne Bencivenga
Director, New York Transit Museum
Judith Berdy
President, Roosevelt Island Historical Society
Barry Bergdoll
The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
Andrew Berman
Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation
Holly Block
Executive Director, Bronx Museum of Art
Douglas Blonsky
President and CEO, Central Park Conservancy
Sandra Bloodworth
Director, MTA Arts & Design
Aimee Boden
President, Randall's Island Park Alliance
Claudia Bonn
President & Executive Director, Wave Hill
Bridget Bray
Board Member, New York Irish Center
Peg Breen
President, The NY Landmarks Conservancy
Lee Briccetti
Executive Director, Poets House
Jeff Byles
President, Fine Arts Federation
George Calderaro
Exec. Dir. of Public, Corporate and Media Relations, Columbia University School of Continuing Education
Sarah Calderon
Executive Director, Casita Maria Center
for Arts and Education
Joanna Cawley
Executive Director, Carnegie Hill Neighbors
Mary Ceruti
Executive Director and Chief Curator, Sculpture Center
Zenia Chrysostomidis
Consul Cultural Affairs, Royal Norwegian Consulate General
Mary Chen
Director of Institutional Giving, Museum of Chinese in America
Katy Clark
President, Brooklyn Academy of Music
Charlotte Cohen
Executive Director, Brooklyn Arts Council
Brian Cook
Representative, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
Rachel Cooper
Director, Global Performing Arts and Special Cultural Initiatives, Asia Society
Liv Cummins & Matt Marks
Composers, The Bridge - A Musical Fantasy
William E. Curtis
President, Turtle Bay Association
Joshua David
Co-Founder, Friends of the High Line
Jacques d'Amboise
Founder, National Dance Institute
Suzanne Davidson
Executive Director, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
Clive J. Davis
Chief Creative Officer, SONY Music Entertainment
Lisa Dennison
Chairman, Sotheby's North and South America
Charles Denson
Executive Director, Coney Island History Project
Susan Demmet
Vice President, Murray Hill Neighborhood Association; Chair, Preservation & Design Committee
Victoria Dengel
Executive Director, General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
Andrew S. Dolkart
Director, Historic Preservation Program, Columbia University
Whitney Donhauser
President & Ronay Menschel Director, Museum of the City of New York
Dan Donovan
Representative, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Anita Durst
Founder and Artistic Director of chashama
Franny Eberhart
Vice Chair, Historic House Trust
Jack Eichenbaum
Queens Borough Historian
Oskar Eustis
Artistic Director, The Public Theater
Constance Evans
Executive Director, St. Bartholomew's Conservancy
Susan Feldman
Founding Artistic Director, St. Ann's Warehouse
Justin Ferate
Historian and Founder, Tours of the City
Steven Fox
Artistic Director, Clarion Music Society
James Ferreri
Historian and Writer, Staten Island Advance
David Freudenthal
Director of Government Relations, Carnegie Hall
Edward P. Gallagher
President, The American-Scandinavian Foundation
Joseph Garba
Deputy Borough President, Office of the Manhattan Borough President
Margaret Halsey Gardiner
Executive Director, Merchant's House Museum
Richard George
Chair, Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association
Paul Goldberger
Pulitzer Prize-winning Architecture Critic
Elizabeth Goldstein
President, Municipal Art Society
Carl Goodman
Executive Director, Museum of the Moving Image
Adam Green
Founder and Executive Director, Rocking the Boat
Carol Greitzer
Board Member, Union Square Community Coalition; Former Member, New York City Council
Mitchell Grubler
Founding Member, Friends of the Lower East Side
Tia Powell Harris
Executive Director, Weeksville Heritage Center
Alex Herrera
Director, Technical Services, The NY Landmarks Conservancy
Heather Hitchens
Executive Director, American Theatre Wing
Harold Holzer
Historian; Jonathan F. Fanton Director of The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute
David Homan
Executive Director, America Israel Cultural Foundation
Meredith Horsford
Acting Executive Director, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
Casey Jones
Deputy Director, Overseas Buildings Operations, US Dept. of State
Ute Wartenberg Kagan
Executive Director, American Numismatic Society
Lynn Kelly
Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks
Jan Kennis
Cultural Attaché of the Netherlands to the US | Head of Press and Cultural Affairs New York
Karen Persichilli Keogh
Managing Director, State and Local Government Relations
JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Richard Kessler
Dean, Mannes College the New School for Music
John Kinnear
President, American Friends of the Georgian Group
Lydia Kontos
Executive Director, The Kaufman Music Center
Lee Koonce
Executive Director, Ballet Hispanico
Jeff Koons
Michele Kotler
Executive Director, Community-Word Project
John Krawchuk
Executive Director, Historic House Trust of New York City
Jonathan Kuhn
Director, Art & Antiquities, NYC DPR
Alan Krevis
President, Gramercy Neighborhood Associates
Arnold Lehman
Director, Brooklyn Museum
Brenda Levin
Land Use / Community Relations Consultant
Jessica London
Executive Director, Council for Canadian American Relations
Andrea Louie
Executive Director, Asian American Arts Alliance
David Garrard Lowe
President, The Beaux Arts Alliance
Peter Lyden
President, Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
Jonathan J. Marvel, FAIA
Principal, Marvel Architects
David G. Marwell, Ph.D.
Museum Director & CEO, Museum of Jewish Heritage
Felicia Mayro
Director, Neighborhood Preservation Center
Liz McEnaney
Executive Director, Sir John Soane's Museum Foundation
Barbara McLaughlin
President, Fund for Park Avenue
Scott Medbury
President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Susan Meiselas
President, Magnum Cultural Foundation
Sam Miller
President, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Michael Miscione
Manhattan Borough Historian
Pat Mitchell
President and CEO, Paley Center for Media
Angela Molenaar
Executive Director, The Netherland-America Foundation
Beth Morrison
Co-Director, Prototype Festival/Principal, Beth Morrison Projects
Richard Moses
President, Lower East Side Preservation Initiative
David Mulkins
Chair, Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
Richard J. Moylan
President, Green-Wood Historic Fund
Victoria Munro
Executive Director, Alice Austen House
Graham Nickson
Dean, New York Studio School
Gene A. Norman
former NYC LPC Chair;
Principal, Architecture Plus!
Roberta Nusim
President, Art Deco Society of New York
Jason Pedicone
Co-Founder and President, Paideia Institute
Peter Pennoyer
Principal, Peter Pennoyer Architects
Lisa Phillips
Director, New Museum
The Reverend Dr. Thomas F. Pike
Former Commissioner, NYC LPC
Charles A. Platt, FAIA
Former Commissioner, NYC LPC;
Consulting Partner, Platt Byard Dovell White Architects
Gina Pollara
Principal, ReThink Studio
Jonelle Procope
President and CEO, Apollo Theater Foundation
Theodore H.M. Prudon
Member of the Board and Chair of the Cultural Committee, The Netherland-America Foundation
Emily K. Rafferty
President Emerita,The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Marcus Vinicius Ribeiro
PRISA, Principal - Americas
Rebecca Robertson
President & Exec. Producer, Park Avenue Armory
David Rockwell
Founder and President, Rockwell Group
Jordan Roth
President, Jujamcyn Theaters
Shelley F. Rubin
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Rubin Museum of Art
Peter Rushefsky
Executive Director, Center for Traditional Music and Dance
Marie Salerno
President and CEO, NY Harbor Parks
Michele F. Saliola
Director of Programs,
Judd Foundation, New York and Texas
Thomas F. Schutte
President, Pratt Institute; Chair, Brooklyn Arts Council
Deborah Schwartz
President, Brooklyn Historical Society
Ron Schweiger
Brooklyn Borough Historian
Chung Seto
Principal, Chung Seto Group LLC
Nicole Sexton
Chief of Staff, Central Park Conservancy
Stephen Sigmund
Executive Director, Global Gateway Alliance
Ron Simon
Curator, Television and Radio, Paley Center for Media
David Sprouls
President, New York School of Interior Design
Laura Stein
Artist, Micro-Filmmaker
J. Whitney Stevens
Chair, New York Foundation for the Arts
Dr. Daniel Swistel
President, Ukrainian Institute of America
Cav. Anthony Julian Tamburri, Ph.D.
Professor & Dean, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
Harriet Taub
Executive Director, Materials for the Arts Program
Yeohlee Teng
Founder, Yeohlee Inc. and Activist
Noreen Tomassi
Executive Director, Center for Fiction
Tim Tompkins
President, Times Square Alliance
Peter Tunney
Merin Elizabeth Urban, Esq.
Former Executive Director, LPC;
Associate Counsel, NYS Housing Finance Agency
Anne H. Van Ingen
Chair, Preservation League of NY State
Robin Verges
Senior Vice President, Rubenstein | Strategic Communications
Rosemary Vietor
President, Bowne House
Jan. T. Vilcek, M.D., Ph.D.
President and Co-Founder, The Vilcek Foundation
Morris J. Vogel, Ph.D.
President, Lower East Side Tenement Museum
Busso von Alvensleben
Consul General, Consulate General of Germany in New York
Aurora Wallace, Ph.D.
Director, Undergraduate Studies, Dept. of Media, Culture and Communications, NYU
Robert Wankel
President and Co-CEO, The Shubert Organization
Carol Ward
Executive Director, Morris-Jumel Mansion
Liz Waytkus
Executive Director, Docomomo US
Adam D. Weinberg
Alice Pratt Brown Director, Whitney Museum of American Art
Dr. William H. Weitzer
Executive Director, Leo Baeck Institute
Gregory Wessner
Executive Director, Open House New York
Majda Kallab Whitaker
Independent Scholar and Curator, Dvorak American Heritage Association & Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association
Janice Savin Williams
Vice Chair and Secretary, Harlem School of the Arts
Carol Willis
Founder and Director, The Skyscraper Museum
Ronda Wist
President, Wist Preservation Associates
Mary Wittenberg
President and CEO, New York Road Runners
Willy Wong
Former Chief Creative Officer, NYC & Co.; President Emeritus, AIGA/NY
Kate Wood
President, Landmark West;
Adjunct Asst. Professor, Columbia University
Gail Yancosek
Executive Director, CUNY TV
Anthony C. Wood
Founder, NY Preservation Archive Project
Tim Zagat
Co-Chair, Zagat Survey
Judy Zankel
Co-Chair, Society of Illustrators
Deborah Bershad
Project Director, NYC Landmarks50
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